2014 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m off this month to the 2014 Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington DC. It’ll be my fifth conference. As in previous years, I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera to post to YouTube.

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Happy New Year — 2014!

PowerPoint Tips

The post Happy New Year — 2014! PowerPoint Tips Multimedia: Music, sound & video Happy New Year 2014 [link]. Did you find this post useful? Get my free ebook "From Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint." Click here to find out about training to bring your presentations to the next level! appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. Animation & transitions Misc.

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San Francisco Writers Conference 2014

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I spent part of the weekend at the San Francisco Writers Conference which is organized by the irrepressible Mike Larsen and Elizabeth Pomona. I was helping staff the Editorial Freelancers Association booth so did not have time to attend any of the rich offering of sessions.

On Demand: National Speakers Association 2014 Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Here’s a free On Demand archive of certain presentations from the conference. For speechwriters, I highly recommend Nancy Duarte’s talk “Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences” and Giovanni Livera‘s “Storyboarding Workshop” Both are listed in the tab for Monday June 30. The Tuesday presentation by Jay Baer on the “Speaker as Media Company” has […]. Speechwriting

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2014 State of the Union Address – Review | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized 2014 State of the Union Address obama public speaking training

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My 2014 Reading List: 52 Books in 52 Weeks

Speak and Deliver

Earlier, I shared what I read in 2013 , and promised I''d share what I''d be reading in 2014, under my ''52 in 52'' Goal. Drive - Daniel Pink - next one cued up on Audible Audio Programs to Listen or Re-Listen to in 2014 46.

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Davos Meme 2014: Media Covering Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 In 2014, it's on the media covering media there. Everything changes.   The focus on the annual power fest of the World Economic Forum meet-up in Davos, Switzerland used to be coverage of weighty issues like where the global economy is headed or sustainability.

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How @TEDMED achieved 51 percent women speakers in 2014

The Eloquent Woman

Assefi hosting a session at TEDMED 2014 (Editor''s note: TEDMED director of stage content Nassim Assefi is a doctor, novelist, civic activist, TED Fellow and active member of the TED community. TEDMED 2014 has shown it''s possible when you prioritize it.

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MBA Class of 2014 Returns to Confidence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 As Melissa Korn reports in The Wall Street Journal, the MBA Class of 2014 are turning down jobs. Tomorrow the job figures are coming out from the Labor Department.  They are expected to be good. There is also another sign of an economic recovery.

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Working 2014 - We Are All Temps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, if we are working in 2014, either for an organization or as a self-employed, we are temps. You and I may not be among 2.8 million Americans employed by temporary services agencies.

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Language Of Leadership - 4 Platitudes Never To Use in 2014

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Well, 2014 is turning out not to be the very good year we assumed we deserved. From 9/11 on, we have been struggling with unexpected crisis. We figured we were entitled to a break. Now Ebola is a reality. Our nest egg is threatened with the volatile stock market.

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The New Losers - July 2014 Versions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On this July 20, 2014, there are myriad socially adept and/or wealthy human beings who are losers. The New Losers are those who wake up and assume today will be like yesterday.

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The New York Times - Journalist Layoffs Likely In December 2014

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Keith Kelly, "Blue Christmas on horizon for Gray Lady with layoffs looming," in New York Post, November 25, 2014.

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Madonna Badger, et al. - Christmas 2014

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But that doesn't mean that the 2014 holiday season will be a totally joyful one. This is America, where the Disneyfication of life thrived. So, the first impulse is to expect a happy ending, following an ordeal. But that's not how it goes, is it. Yes, Madonna Badger has re-started her business. Last July she eloped with William Duke. In 2011, in a Christmas morning fire in her Stamford, Connecticut home, she lost her three young daughters and her parents.

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Q2 2014: 4% GDP Growth Possible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A colleague lost her well-paying job.  Of course we all grieved with her. But soon enough she as well as the Greek Chorus bounced back from glum to near euphoria.   We recounted the success we are having on the freelance market.

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"Well Connected" Is Power Phrase of 2014

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The research on mirror neurons by scientists in Italy confirms that we humans affect each other cell by cell. Sure, technology is a connector force. But there is nothing like one in-person human presence pressing up influentially against another in-person human.

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Book Biz 2014 - Gov. Cuomo, You Need A Top Publicist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I do a book proposal, even for a book that will be self-published, I outline the publicity plan. That includes a detailed description of at least three top publicists. Yes, I interview them as part of the proposal process.

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The Eloquent Woman's top 10 public speaking posts for 2014

The Eloquent Woman

You''ll see a separate list of our most popular Famous Speech Friday posts for 2014 on Friday. Here''s what you read most in 2014: Talk About the Talk: Caroline Goyder on confident speaking at TEDxBrixton shares the first-person perspective of a speaker I worked with this year.

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Starting 2014 with 128 speeches in The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

We celebrated our 100th post , and we''re starting 2014 with a total of 128 famous speeches by women, most with an emphasis on women''s issues.

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2014 Memes: Thought Hackers, Communications Disruptors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You will never be invited to present at TED Talks if you're a mere expert.  Instead you had to position and package yourself as a Thought Hacker.  And if you plan to ghostwrite those TED Talk remarks you better reinvent yourself as a Communications Disruptor. 

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Hercules 2014: Smart People Shopped Early

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Hercules the first super storm of 2014 was just dropping the first inch of so of the foot or more which it could leave on the New Haven, Connecticut Metro area. Jars and jars of peanut butter, white bread and sugary sodas were still on the shelves in grocery stores.

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Presentation design trends

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post by Mike Parkinson. Mike is an internationally recognized visual communication and presentation expert, trainer, and award-winning author. Over the last 22 years, he created thousands of presentations that results in improved success rates for his clients.

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Best Business Practices 2014 - Raw-boned Lessons from Lee K.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The rub is that the everything is changing in more ways and more often in 2014. After a wildly successful 2013, I hit a wall in the beginning of 2014. That raw-boned experience taught me plenty about how to conduct business in 2014. Everything always changes.

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Executive Communications Roared Back In 2014 - TED Talks Might Have Helped

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everywhere there were help-wanted for ghostwriters and speechwriters just about every week in 2014. Thank you, those of you who used our services in 2014. David Murray posted them on Vital Speeches of the Day. Gotham Ghostwriters and Silicon Valley Speechwriters also carried the ads.

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2014's top 10 Famous Speech Friday posts on The Eloquent Woman

The Eloquent Woman

In 2014, we skipped well past 160 famous speeches by women in The Eloquent Woman Index, all from our Famous Speech Friday series. The most-read FSF posts published in 2014 about individual speeches reflect the diversity of our speakers and our readers.

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Life of a Salesman: Free Agents in 2014

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We are all only on assignment.    That's the 21st century meme. The traditional job is vanishing. Maybe we get to still have one of those when we are young. But then we really are only on assignment, with our eye constantly on hustling for the next one.

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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Hired Burson-Marsteller on Oct. 10, 2014

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even before the Ebola crisis at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worsened, the healthcare facility had hired brandname public relations agency Burson-Marsteller. That was October 10th. Here is coverage of that development in Odwyerpr.com by Greg Hazley.

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"Contagious" - You bet, that's the buzzword for 2014

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Across industries, generations and income levels, the buzzword is "contagious." " In communications we have to seed our clients' communications with that term. Otherwise, the publics they address will assume they are just not in-touch.

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5 Surprising Ways to Calm Your Pre-Presentation Jitters

Matt Eventoff

What do Winston Churchill, Warren Buffet and John F. Kennedy have in common? Sure, all three achieved extraordinary success – but all three also suffered from a fear of public speaking. And each one overcame their fears and went on to become gifted speakers.

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Make your webinars super interactive

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post from Brenda Bence , who is a corporate branding and personal branding expert. She wrote this as a tip for Speaker Net News subscribers and gave me permission to reprint it. You can read more about her at www.BrendaBence.com.

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Selling: Show Class of 2014 how to do that, they will never be without work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet most members of the Class of 2014 are entering a Dickensian type of economy clueless about how to sell themselves to employers, temp agencies and investors for their startups. Parents of the Class of 2014 should forget about gifts like cars and trips to China.

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Embedding fonts in a presentation with non-standard fonts

PowerPoint Tips

Are you a font freak? Do you just LOVE interesting fonts? I must admit that I’m a font idiot who can hardly tell the difference between Arial, Tahoma and Verdana, unless they’re right next to each other. Even then, I won’t know which is which.

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Create a checklist graphic in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

I often create a slide that talks about x number of items: 6 tips for stunning slides. 10 ways to organize your time. 5 steps to a slide makeover. When I think how to visualize the concept of such a slide, I often (perhaps lamely) come up with a checklist.

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How To Close A Speech That Brings Your Audience To Their Feet

Matt Eventoff

You’ve engaged your audience from the beginning of your presentation. They nodded as you delivered your message. Their eyes were locked as you wove through a carefully crafted medley of stories, anecdotes and analogies, all supporting your message.

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The Straw Man Fallacy

The Presenter's Blog

by Peter Paskale. As the big bad wolf will gladly confirm, it’s way easier to blow-down a house of straw. And so it is with arguments. An argument made of straw is easier to demolish than one that’s made of stone.

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How to copy a PowerPoint slide to Microsoft Word

PowerPoint Tips

Recently I received this question: How can I copy a slide in PowerPoint to Word? The answer to the question depends on how you want it to look in Word. If you want just the text. If you want just the text of a slide, you can just copy and paste from PowerPoint to Word.

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Famous Speech Friday: Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner at the 2014 UN Climate Summit

The Eloquent Woman

The United Nations Climate Summit has been meeting in New York this week, drawing a slew of celebrities and heads of state. But the UN wanted the voice of a citizen, rather than a high-powered dignitary, to speak at the summit''s opening.

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March 31, 2014: Snow in Central Connecticut, Hold the Troubles Talk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This morning the date is March 31, 2014. There seems to be a correlation: The longer the snow season lingers in the high-pressure Northeast the less bearable is listening to Troubles Talk.  Or, come to think of it, any uninvited conversation.

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Easily sync lyrics with a music video in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest blog post from Larry First. The bio he sent me: An “experienced” (newly retired) geek from Alabama. The instructions discuss how to sync lyrics with a music video, but you could use it to transcribe the text of a tutorial as well.

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Stupidity, lies and coverups = literal Death — by PowerPoint, or not?

PowerPoint Tips

I’m going to ask you to stick with me here and click 2 links. It’s important. You could save lives. This post is in response to “ Did PowerPoint Ruin GM ?” ” You can skim the article, but do read the first and last lines. Nonsense.

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52 Books in 52 Weeks - 2014 Challenge Wrap-Up

Speak and Deliver

Below is my list of 52 books (which turned into 61 as I added new books along the way) that I set a goal to read and review in 2014. Drive - Daniel Pink - next one cued up on Audible Audio Programs to Listen or Re-Listen to in 2014 46.

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How to Engage Your Audience In Three Sentences or Less

Matt Eventoff

The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets. All eyes are on the dais. All too often, these are the words that are heard next: “Hi, thank you for having me. It is an honor to be here with you today. My name is __, and I am going to be speaking to you today about _.”.

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Sync animation with a video or audio

PowerPoint Tips

Have you ever wanted to synch animation with a video or audio file so that the animation happens at a specified point? Starting with PowerPoint 2010, you can add bookmarks to video or audio files.

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